is a wild ride into a territory where nothing is as it appears. Part classic noir thriller, part fabulist fable, it is the story of Sweeney and his comatose son, Danny. Hoping for a miracle, Sweeney has brought Danny to the fortresslike Peck Clinic, whose doctors claim to have "resurrected" patients who were similarly lost in the void. but the real cure for his son's condition may lie in Limbo, a comic book world beloved by Danny before he slipped into a coma.
O'Connell has crafted a spellbinding novel about stories and what they can do for and to those who create them and those who consume them. About the nature of consciousness and the power of the unknown. And, ultimately, about forgiveness and the depth of our need to extend it and receive it.
"It's a measure of O'Connell's immense talent that, while creating his absolutely original and hyperbolic world, he also paints a striking vision of the haunting ways in which life and art mirror each other."- Publishers Weekly, starred - Publishers Weekly "O'Connell is a mesmerizing storyteller."-The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution "A masterpiece, O'Connell's tour de force has a dose of the uncertainty of Kafka, the fantasy of Bradbury, the crisp prose of Greene, and the noir of Chandler." - The Strand Magazine - The Strand Magazine "Unfailingly sly. . . . O'Connell is skilled at walking his particular tightrope between reality and surreality."-The Washington Post - The Washington Post A "dark, wildly inventive fantasy. . . . A nightmarish story that's hallucinatory, tightly structured and ultimately redemptive."-Kirkus - Kirkus Reviews
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September 21, 2009
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